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PAGE The Pyramid of Meddm 12 Statue of Chephren 13 The Shekh el-Beled 16
The entrance to the tombs at Beni-hasan .... 20 The Colossi at Thebes 35 Seti I. in
battle 39 Rameses II. when a child 41 The Rosetta Stone inscribed in honour of ...
PAGE The lady Nai 302 Woman kneading bread 303 The Scribe Kha-f-Ra 304
Limestone statue 304 Statue of Ti 305 Statue of Ra-nefer 305 Section of the
Tomb of Rameses II 316 Plan of the Tomb of Rameses II. 316 Three Mastabas at
The Tablet of Abydos, discovered by Dumichen in the Temple of Osiris, at Abydos
, in 1864, gives the names of seventy-five kings, beginning with Mena or Menes,
and ending with Seti I., the father of Rameses II. ; it is not a complete list, and ...
1 It is known from a granite stele 3 found at Tarn's, a city formerly inhabited by the
Apepa kings, that the four hundredth year from the reign of Nubti fell in the reign
of Rameses II. Dr. Birch,3 Wiedemann 4 and other Egyptologists, compare this ...
B.C. Of the events which led to Rameses I. becoming sole 1400 king of Egypt
nothing whatever is known. Some suppose that he was connected with Horus,
the last king of the XVIIIth dynasty, but there are no proofs which can be brought ...
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'The Mummy' is an amazing book because it's so much more than a description of how, why and when Ancient Egyptians preserved their dead. Look just through the contents and you'll be amazed at the range of material - as if Wallis Budge had emptied a sackful of knowledge for the learner to pick through. Because that's it's best use, a source book on Ancient Egypt - as long as you remember it's dated and some ideas rejected.
The first few pages introduce and include a list of the nomes (districts) in hieroglyphics and transcriptions. The pages on Egyptian chronology, as well as reviewing problems oof disagreement ammong both sources and scholars includes a useful list of rulers - although the real jewel here, following a good basic history, is a list of 2 of the 5 names available of Pharaohs (hieroglyphics & transcriptions); this is a must for any visitor to inscriptions in museums or Egypt itself. A clear history of the decipherment of hieroglyphics is followed by a useful list of hieroglyphs, useful that is for those looking at REAL inscriptions.Then the book gets into mummies IN DETAIL but beware as, for example when dealing with ushabti, Budge will throw at you a whole paragraph of (untranslated) hieroglyphics - after all, you did read everything before that, didn't you? Then anything and everything is on offer - stelae, coffins, draught-boards,the gods, graves, numbers ..... As I said above it is a book to dpp into and not to read from cover to cover. And that's why I give it 4 stars
PS It's by far the most USEFUL of my books on Ancient Egypt
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The Mummy: Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology
Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge
Limited preview - 1964